Cheick Diallo Biography

( 1996 - )
December 2, 2018
First published on:December 2, 2018
by Jorden

Facts of Cheick Diallo

Date of Birth: 1996, September 13
Age: 23 years old
Birth Nation: Mali
Height: 6 Feet 9 Inch
Birth Name Cheick Diallo
Birth Place Kayes, Mali
Famous Name Cheick Diallo
Horoscope Virgo
Father Mamadou Diallo
Father Nationality Malian
Mother Ramata Diallo
Mother Nationality Malian
Net Worth over $1 million
Salary $1,133,678
Past Team Austin Spurs, Long Island Nets, Greensboro Swarm
Siblings Five brothers
School Location Centereach, New York
University Team University of Kansas
Career Earnings $3,401,033
No. of Twitter Followers 16.3 k
No. of Instagram Followers 44.2 k
Weight 100 kg
Position in Team Power forward / Center
Current team New Orleans Pelicans
Nationality Malian
Ethnicity African
Profession basketball player
Started career as basketball player
Currently Working For New Orleans Palicans
University attended University of Kansas
School attended Our Savior New American School
Graduated year 2015-2016
Squad No 13

Cheick Diallo is a Malian professional basketball player who plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). As of 2018, Cheick Diallo currently plays for the New Orleans Pelicans as their Power forward/Center. He has played for other teams like Austin Spurs, Long Island Nets, Greensboro Swarm.


Playing as a Power forward/Center, Cheick Diallo reportedly earns around $1,133,678 as his yearly salary from New Orleans Pelicans and has an estimated net worth of over $1 million.

Cheick Diallo's Early Life

Cheick Diallo was born on September 13, 1996, in Kayes, Mali to parents Mamadou Diallo and Ramata Diallo. As per his nationality, he is Malian and belongs to African ethnic group. Further, his star sign is Virgo. Diallo spent his childhood with his four brothers.

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Feel great to be home with my family #familyDiallo #CD13 ????

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Cheick Diallo attended Our Savior New American School in Centereach, New York where he played for his high school basketball team. In 2013, Cheick was invited to the NBPA Top 100 camp and was his first MVP from Africa.

After completing high school, Cheick Diallo enrolled at the University of Kansas and played there. Cheick missed his freshman season's first five games with Kansas after the NCAA failed to clear him for eligibility reasons.

On November 25, 2015, after the NCAA finally ruled Cheick had received a limited amount of impermissible benefits and was cleared to play for the Jayhawks in their match against Loyola on 1 December.

In his solitary season in Kansas, Cheick averaged 3.0 points and 2.5 rebounds per game in 7.5 minutes. In April 2016, Diallo declared his final three years of college eligibility for the NBA draft.

Cheick Diallo's Salary and Net Worth

As of 2018, Cheick Diallo has an estimated net worth of over $1 million. He reportedly signed a three-year / $3,401,033  worth contract worth with New Orleans Pelicans.

Further, the NBA player has an annual average salary of $1,133,678 with a guaranteed sum of $3,401,033. It will have a cap hit of $1,544,951 in 2018-19 and a dead cap value of $1,544,951.

Cheick is also the 13th best-paid player in 2018 of New Orleans Pelicans. Some of the highly-paid players of New Orleans Pelicans are Anthony Davis, Nikola Mirotic, Soloman Hill, Julius Randle.

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2Dubs?? #BirthdayBoy #SwaggyDaddy #CD13

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Cheick Diallo so far has made earnings of $3,401,033 from his entire NBA career. Kept aside Cheick Diallo financial earnings, his personal assets includes home and cars. 

His net worth in 2018 is estimated to be about $2 million.

Further, the NBA Player Cheick Diallo earns a good amount of money from various sponsorships. 

Cheick Diallo's Professional Career

Cheick registered a 7-foot, 41⁄2-inch wingspan and an 8-foot-11⁄2 standing reach at the NBA Draft Combine in May 2016. On 23 June 2016, he was chosen by the Los Angeles Clippers for the 33rd overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft.

Cheick was traded to the Pelicans of New Orleans on the evening of the draft. On 22 July 2016, after averaging 10.2 points, 9.4 rebounds and 2.2 blocks in five Summer League matches, he signed with the Pelicans.

Cheick made his NBA debut on 29 October 2016 and recorded a rebound and a block in six minutes in the loss of 98–79 to the San Antonio Spurs by the Pelicans. He played for a total of seven minutes in only two games during the first 23 games of the season for Pelicans.

NBA Regular Season:

Year Team Games played Games started Minutes per game Rebounds per game Assists per game Steals per game Blocks per game Points per game
2016-17 New Orleans 17 0 11.7 4.3 .2 .2 .4 .5
2017-18 New Orleans 52 0 11.2 4.1 .4 .2 .4 .4
Career   69 0 11.3 4.1 .3


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Cheick played off the bench in just under 31 minutes and scored 19 points against the Los Angeles Clippers in the 133–105 loss of the Pelicans on 10 December 2016.

During his rookie season, he had several tasks with the NBA Development League's Austin Spurs, Long Island Nets and Greensboro Swarm, in accordance with the flexible assignment rules. Cheick scored 14 points during the season in a loss of 116–97 to the Wizards of Washington on 9 March 2018.

Cheick Diallo's Personal Life

The Famous NBA star Diallo is 6 feet 9 inches tall in height and weighs around 100kgs. There isn't any information about his relationship and affairs. Moreover, Diallo appears to be focused on building his career and has kept his romantic relationship hidden from the general public.

Diallo's family is very supportive towards his career. Currently, Diallo's family lives in Mali. Interestingly, he has the same height as other top power players like Carlos Boozer and Antawn Jamison.

Other than being a famous NBA Power forward/Center, Diallo is pretty famous in social media with a huge number of followers. He has 44.2 k followers on Instagram and 16.3 k followers on his Twitter account. 

Facts and stats of Cheick Diallo

Full Name: Cheick Diallo

Age: 22 years

Height: 6 feet 9 inch (2.06 m)

Weight: 220 lbs

Salary: $1,133,678

Net Worth: $1 million

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